Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine 1.0 CECs

Understanding Shared-Use Agreements to Expand Your Programs Outside the Gym

While the COVID-19 health crisis has forced more than 20% percent of health and fitness centers to shutter their doors, it has also opened up new opportunities to make exercise and physical activity programs accessible and safe for all (Club Industry, 2021). Although virtual programs have gained popularity, shared-use agreements create another safe alternative for those who may not be comfortable in a traditional gym or may not typically have access to physical activity programs. 

In this course, you’ll learn from a panel of experts on how shared-use agreements can deliver physical activity and exercise programs in parks and other public spaces. Designed for health and exercise professionals and physical activity advocates, this course covers the basic advocacy tenants and best practices for these types of permits. 

Shared-use spaces not only give your clients something fresh, but also gives your business an opportunity to attract new clients in a new space. Led by Amy Bantham, DrPH, ACE Certified Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor, and CEO/ Founder of Move to Live More, this panel of experts will give you the knowledge to adapt and expand your services outside during the pandemic and beyond. You’ll also hear from: 

  • Graham Melstrand, ACE Executive Vice President, Engagement?and Physical Activity Alliance Advisory Board Member 
  • Megan Gamble, ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Co-Founder of?POWERfit 
  • Sameera Rao, Development Project Manager for the City of San Diego Planning Department and leader of the Spaces as Places initiative. 

Upon completion, you will be able to: 

  • Implement tips and tricks for working with a local government and positioning yourself as a health and exercise professional 
  • Understand basic knowledge of what a shared use agreement or similar permit may look like 
  • Leverage best practices for the use of shared spaces  

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine
1.0 CECs

ACSM - American College Of Sports Medicine CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2021 - December 2023). Providership # 687637


Great Course!

The first half of the course provided very useful and vital information for those who want to start outdoor programs. The second half focused on the benefits of outdoor exercise and how it helps build community.

No transcript associated with the videos (an accessibility requirement). Content was very basic and didn't deliver the robust information I expected. The content was also dated and could be refreshed. The instructional designer wrote quiz questions without employing best practices of learning development and instructional design (e.g. strong questions aligned with learning objectives, avoid repetition by putting the stem of the statement in the question, etc). I could have digested this information in a quick reference card or PDF instead of a 59 minute panel video.